On Sunday my husband and I went wine and cheese tasting with friends and our first stop of the day was Laurel Gray Vineyards.
The vineyards of the Swan Creek area within the Yadkin Valley Wine Region hosted a joint wine and cheese pairing event featuring the Ashe County cheeses.
Laurel Gray is such a sweet little place. It’s a lovely little cottage surrounded by rose bushes and a duck pond. Of course, in early March those roses have yet to bloom, but it’s still a wonderful experience to sample wines there.
Though not typically a white wine drinker, I do love their Viognier and came home with a bottle. This is just a lovely light, crisp and clean wine that would be perfect for sipping on the front porch this summer.
All of the dry reds at Laurel Gray are extremely good as well. Perhaps one of the most unique wines they offer is called Encore. Encore is a dessert wine that is actually infused with black raspberries and chocolate! Need I say more?
Another thing I love about Laurel Gray is they have entire line of dips and sauces. As you do the wine tasting you are also given little samples of the dips and sauces to try. It really makes for such a neat experience.
If you’re ever in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region of North Carolina, I highly recommend a stop in at Laurel Gray Vineyards!